SpaceX engineer Jessie Anderson said during a webcast of the company’s first launch of the year that Starlink now has more than 145,000 users in 25 countries around the world. It fell from 140,000 users in early November, but represents a slowdown in user growth.
On Thursday, the company launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, carrying 49 Starlink satellites into orbit.
Starlink is the company’s plan to build an interconnected Internet network with thousands of satellites – known in the space industry as a constellation.
It is designed to provide high speed Internet access to consumers all over the planet. SpaceX has approximately 1,800 Starlink satellites in orbit.